In this post, we will show and demenstrate the process taken to complete our 1963 Corvette Spring Disassembly and Paint.
We received our paint for the rear springs from Paragon, so we have disassembled, blasted, and painted the rear leaf springs for the Corvette.
Here is the new Paragon order that contained our paint.
Here is the old spring before disassembly. You can see the rust and built up dirt that must be cleaned.
Everything on this spring pack appears to be original according to the judging manual other than this spring clamp.
After disassembling the springs we used a grinder to remove the rivet that held the clamps on. We then removed the clamps and ground the remnants of the rivet smooth.
We sandblasted all the springs and prepped them for primer.
We then primed the springs using an epoxy primer to prevent any kind of rusting.
We then used the correct shade of gray paint that we got from Paragon to paint the springs the right color. Next there ready for assembly and installation.